The Twilight Saga: New Moon Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 14, 2012

Entertaining for what it is and the alpha male werewolves end up being a lot more fun than the brooding, moody vampires.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 25, 2012

The brooding and sulking is so palpable in "New Moon," the latest film in the Twilight series, that you could probably cut it with a knife. If the filmmakers thought that this would be enough to carry a film for over two hours, they were sadly mistaken.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 8, 2012

Ostensible heroine Bella is such a weak, needy, pathetic co-dependent who stirs up so much sh*t for those she purportedly loves that it's hard to muster much rooting interest for her.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laremy Legel
Film.com
Top Critic
May 6, 2011

So long as there are people, there will be love stories -- I hope they all feel as lush and lively as this one.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011

The net result is boredom unless you're already heavily invested in this series and bringing your own enthusiasm to the table.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 21, 2011

Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, new director Chris Weitz has decided to be generally faithful to his source material despite the problems it's going to give him through a narrative that could delicately be described as 'sprawling.'

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010

The Twilight Saga's New Moon is not terrible, despite featuring some excruciatingly lazy storytelling, atrocious performances, listless direction and a core storyline that is both uninteresting and somewhat disturbing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 4, 2010

...a marked improvement over its decidedly uneven predecessor...

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
June 23, 2010

Robert Pattinson and his stomach cramps - I mean, aching unrequited love - are less oppressive, but the trade off is Taylor Lautner and his relentless shirtlessness.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
April 14, 2010

Poorly structured, poorly paced, poorly executed CGI in places and characters that are unlikeable, despite the fact that we should be rooting for them. An inaccessible mess.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 12, 2010

For pity's sake, direct-to-video cheerleading competition films have more genuine intrigue than this.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 5, 2010

New Moon is only after the affectation of emotion, of swoon-worthy poses and faux-momentous aesthetics.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
March 24, 2010

My main problem with the Twilight series so far is that Bella doesn't have much in the way of admirable qualities. What's her distinction? She pines a lot.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 18, 2010

I did find this film to be a little better than "Twilight" because of the romantic triangle aspect. That, and other plot developments add some complexity and suspense, making the film a bit more interesting.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 15, 2010

New Moon was fully satisfying for the fans. I just happen to not be a fan.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
January 19, 2010

Superficial soup for the teenage soul.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
December 24, 2009

Oh God...make it stop.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 20, 2009

niz propu%u0161tenih prilika da film postane zabavna samoparodija

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 10, 2009

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
December 8, 2009

Kristen Stewart does herself no favors by following her performance in Adventureland with this mope-a-palooza retread

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